New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 17, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
THURSDAYTonya Harding pleads guilty to felony, see Sports, Page 7.
N«w Braunfels Sesquicentennial March 21,1845 March 21,1995
12 Pages in one section ■ Thursday, March 17,1994
Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of HENRY DIAZ
I Vol. 142, No. 89
Weather/water/pollen count 3
Birthday wishas from tho Horald-Zoltungl
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Glenn Pat Ramsey, Henry Diaz, Tyson Labowski, Carty Thomas, Ed Kaylor (46 years!), Alice Williams, Lillian Dimick, Ray Graham, Pat Hernandez, Kelly Koksma, Carl Nickey, Millard Ray Smith, Theresa Waiter,
Kevin Brinkoeter (belated), Richard Waide.
An Irish biassing from Msgr. (^Callaghan for St. Patrick’s Day
"May the roads rise to meet you, may the winds be always at your back. May the sun shine warm on your face, may the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand."
(Msgr. Eugene O'Callaghan, a native ofIreland, is pastor of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, New Braunfels)
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Republican Woman meeting scheduled
The New Braunfels Republican Women will hold their monthly luncheon and meeting at 12 p.m. on March 21, at Molly Joe's restaurant. The guest speaker will be Jan Kennady, of the New Braunfels City Council.
She will be speaking on parliamentary procedures.
Spring Branch Lodge members to take trip
Spring Branch Lodge #127 will meet at the lodge home on Sunday, March 20 at 11:15 arn. togo by caravan to the Altenheim at Comfort.
Lunch will be served during the trip. Members are asked to bring chips, dips and cookies for the home residents.
Had CroM voluntMrs to moot March 21
The general meeting of the Red Cross Volunteers (hospital and nursing homes) will be held March 21 at 3:30 p.m. in the Garza St. classroom. All volunteers are urged to attend.
Uanaaa Club heating garaga, baka sate
The New Braunfels Lioness Club will have its annual garage and bake sale at 8 am. Saturday, March 26, at the former World of Fabrics, 650 S. Walnut.
Donations will be accepted Wednesday through Friday, March 23 through March 25.
Proceeds from the sale go toward sight conservation and the Texas Lions Camp for special children.
American Longue ladies to meet
The American League Ladies Auxillary will meet Thursday,
} 'arch 17 at Victoria Bank & Trust at 6:30 p m.
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suffers violent reaction to drug
Type of drug taken still unknown
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
SMITHSON VALLEY - An investigation is being conducted concerning a Smithson Valley High School student who had a violent reaction after taking an unknown type of drug Wednesday morning.
Smithson Valley High School Principal Joe Rogers said the Freshman male student was transported by EMS to a hospital in San Antonio. He said the student was released Wednesday afternoon.
The call to the EMS was reported by dispatch personnel as a drug overdose.
Dispatch personnel said that the boy was reported to be having seizures and that he was later unconscious.
No report has been made concerning if he had taken a prescription, over-the-counter or illegal drug.
According to Rogers, the incident
Rep. Kuempel speaks with Canyon students
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Stats Representative Edmund Kuempel (R-Seguln) visited Canyon High School students yesterday and spoke on several Issues. Kuempel's visit was in response to numerous letters filled with questions sent to his office by Canyon students recently.
occurred before school started.
He said the student entered the nurse’s office and told her he was feeling bad.
“He said he had taken two pills, but he was unable to tell us what they
were,” said Rogers.
“We couldn’t help him because we didn’t know what he had taken,” he said.
“He had a reaction to whatever it was that he took,” said Rogers.
Rogers explained that school procedure was followed in the incident.
He said the investigation into the incident will be conducted by himself, the assistant principal and the Comal County Sheriffs Office.
He added that the matter is being treated seriously.
“It upsets the entire school. The traumatic part is that the kids didn't know what was the matter with him,” said Rogers.
Parent of murder victim offering $2,000 reward for info
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
A San Antonio resident is offering a S2.000 reward in hopes that the person who murdered his daughter four years ago will be apprehended.
Mike Lucio is placing his hopes on the possibility that someone in New Braunfels or Comal County may know something about the murder of his daughter Doris Evans and her husband George Evans. The Evans were living in San Antonio when they were murdered but Doris had lived in the Cypress Cove Subdivision near Canyon Lake between 1984 and 1988.
“The sheriffs office reopened the case after the new sheriff was elected. It was closed after the medical examiner’s report. There was a one-day investigation.. .They are waiting now for new evidence that might come forth,” said Lucio.
Parent believes valauble information on case could come from Canyon Lake area
The couple was found dead in February 1990 in their home. Their deaths were ruled a murder-sui-cide. The couple’s two-month-old baby, who was also in the house, was unharmed.
Doris Evans was last seen alive in New Braunfels on Feb. 15, 1990. She was filling her 1988 Honda Prelude with gasoline at the Diamond Shamrock service station at 1121 Interstate Highway 35.
Lucio offered a SI,OOO reward several months after his daughter was murdered. Since that time, he has increased the reward and attempted to uncover new evidence concerning the murder.
Lucio said his daughter's neighbors reported
that the lights in the house were on at 9 p.m. on the day of the murder. When the couple was found two days later, the lights were off, he said.
He also said footprints Doris Evant were found near a garage window and scuff marks were found on the couple’s bedroom door. No sign of forced entry was found.
“There are indications of someone else being present... This (any new evidence) could save somebody else’s life,” said Lucio.
Lucio’s daughter was working as an occupational therapist at the time of her death. He does not believe his son-in-law could have killed his daughter but instead believes someone else was involved.
“I think a man might be thinking he has gotten away with a perfect crime,” he said. “His own conscious might make him need to talk to somebody. A person doesn’t kill two people and then keep it to himself.”
“I know I can’t bring her back but I sure would like to see the murderer convicted,” he said.
“As time progresses I don’t want to give up on this thing.. .She was my only daughter. I have sons but she was my baby... She never saw her first anniversary or her child’s first birthday.” Anyone with information regarding this murder should call the Bexar County Sheriffs Office at (210)270-6051.
Five tickets are winners in record Texas Lotto drawing
From wire reports
AUSTIN (AP) — For millions of Texans the hoopla of a record S75 million Lotto Texas jackpot is over. For five lucky fortune-seekers, it’s just beginning.
Five tickets purchased in Arlington, Corpus Christi, Dallas, the Dallas area and the Houston area matched all six numbers drawn Wednesday night, said lottery spokesman Steve Levine.
The winning numbers were: 4,12, 23,29,41,46.
’Today was absolutely fantastic and crazy and nuts, and tomorrow or someday soon we’re going to make five people very happy,” Levine said.
The winners, who get $ 15 million each, must claim their prizes at Lottery Headquarters in Austin.
Wednesday’s jackpot proved prosperous not only for ticket-buyers, but those administering the lotto and selling the tickets were winners as well.
Retailers earn 5 cents on each SI ticket sold.
The state Treasury profits, too. Levine said roughly 35 percent of lotto proceeds go to the state's gen-
Weekend antique show and sale expected to draw several thousand into community
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etal fund, which pays for most government operations.
Sales records were broken throughout the day Wednesday.
Levine said final sales totaled S30.7 million.
That broke the record for one-day sales — $24.1 million set on May I, 1993.
From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., sales were in excess of $3.5 million — the highest amount ever in a one-hour period.
The lottery also notched record sales on the days leading up to the drawing: $2.1 million on Sunday, $6.98 million on Monday and $12.4 million on Tuesday.
Southland Corp. added extra help at its 320 7-Eleven stores that sell tickets.
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
The 42nd Semi-Annual Antique Show and Sale will be held this weekend at the New Braunfels Civic Center.
The show was developed by local businessman Jerry Johnson, owner of Palace Heights Antiques Mall. He has been conducting the show since 1973.
“We have dealers from all over the United States,” said Johnson
Johnson said 30 to 35 dealers will be at the show.
“For some of them it’s the only show they will do in this state,” he said
The show runs from March 18 to March 20. It will begin at 11 a.m. Friday and will close at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. It will start at noon on Sunday and will dote at 6 p.m.
Johnson said the show is special because of the quality of merchandise being shown and because of the dealers.
Items being show include vintage clothing, jewelry, furniture, primitive kitchen items, etc.
No local dealers are involved in the show but they will be getting their shops ready for the weekend, according to Johnson.
Johnson said several thousand people will attend the show and many out of town visitors will be in New Braunfels for the event.
Local high schools to participate in ‘Prom Promise’
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Two local high schools are planning to take part in the Prom Promise program in order to keep area students from using drugs or alcohol during this year’s prom season.
Smithson Valley High School and Canyon High School will be participating in the program which is sponsored by Nationwide Insurance. Students and faculty will work to gain other students’ signatures on the Nationwide Insurance Prom Promise, pledging not to use alcohol or drugs,
especially on prom night.
“If we can prevent one child from losing his or her life due to alcohol and drugs, we will be glad we decided to participate,” said Dave Howell, agent for the New Braunfels Nationwide Insurance office.
"The kids arc the ones who make this happen,” said Howell. “We want them ail to graduate by staying alive. We focus on one night but it’s not just one night.”
Smithson Valley High School will begin its program next week. Co-Student Council Sponsor Patricia Smith said the class will begin with promot
ing the promise theme “We will also try to get the faculty and staff behind it. It will be a fun week. We also want the students to not take the promise lightly and think about what they are doing,” said Smith.
Canyon High School Student Council Sponsor Betty Kyle said the Prom Promise will be an extension of the school's current activities.
“The student council will be taking Prom Promise under its umbrella of awareness education. I feel like its an excellent program to add to our work with alcohol and drag education awareness,’ she said.Happy St. Patrick's Day from the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung!